Projects

  • Public Art Strategy, UTS Indigenous Residential College and Art Centre, Harris St Sydney
    Public Art Strategy, UTS Indigenous Residential College and Art Centre, Harris St Sydney
    Aug 2021 UTS commissioned a public art strategy for the redevelopment of two sites in Harris St Ultimo, designated to be the first Indigenous Residential College and in Australia. The IRC -with an accompanying Indigenous ...
  • Curator, Landcom – Hills Showground, Precinct East Park public art ..
    Curator, Landcom – Hills Showground, Precinct East Park public art ..
    June 2021 Recently we were appointed to work again with Landcom to deliver $1.5m artwork for Hills Showground, Tallawong and Cherrybrook Metro station precincts. We are underway shortlisting artists for a delightful new park next ...
  • Review and Edit NAVA Code of Practice update for Public art.
    Review and Edit NAVA Code of Practice update for Public art.
    The review of the Code of Practice for Public Art has involved years of development and rigorous consultation with NAVA members and industry stakeholders. Publicart Works edited and reviewed the document considering the wide and ...
  • Curator, Public Art 1 Eden Park Drive, Ryde, The Kador Group
    Curator, Public Art 1 Eden Park Drive, Ryde, The Kador Group
    June 2021 Playful and bold, artist Jane Cavanough’s abstracted corten kangaroos, have been selected by the client as a bit of fun for their commercial development in Ryde; The artist states “ my urban sculpture ...
  • Public Art Plan for John Holland – No ordinary apple
    Public Art Plan for John Holland – No ordinary apple
    New client John Holland has engaged Publicart Works to plan and deliver artwork for stage 2 of their ambitious Macquarie Market Place.  A public art plan submitted as part of their DA dug into a ...
  • The Bowline, Newcastle CBD
    The Bowline, Newcastle CBD
    We have received 4 fabulous concepts 10 Dangar St, for the boutique developer, Multipart. As a curator, I share the following feedback to our artists: Our winning concept is by Jade Oakley, Richard Briggs & ...
  • “Pavilions”, Sydney Olympic Park, Homebush, by Mirvac
    “Pavilions”, Sydney Olympic Park, Homebush, by Mirvac
    Dec 2020 In the artist’s words, Jade Oakley writes: “Inspired by the two magnificent Port Jackson Fig trees at the entrance to the Pavilions, Figtree is made from a series of copper ribbons that twist ...
  • St Leonards Square, by Mirvac, 2019 
    St Leonards Square, by Mirvac, 2019 
    “TREE”  has already passed the pub test with Mirvac’s workers on site, and promises to be a very successful and much loved artwork.  Its soft organic forms,  inspired by nature hark back to Brancusi, and ...
  • Ultimo sculpture enroute from Beijing
    Ultimo sculpture enroute from Beijing
    Chinese sculptor Xia Hang has completed the fabrication of his artwork Memory Tree for the New Life development in Ultimo. Assembling it on the roof of his Beijing studio, the 2000 pieces of stainless steel ...
  • Parramatta Light Rail Public Art Strategy
    Parramatta Light Rail Public Art Strategy
    With CBR Downer’s win to build the Parramatta Light Rail, we are further developing our pre-bid public art strategy with Cox Richardson and Context Landscape Architects. Our vision is that of a passenger art experience ...
  • Tree of Life, Harrison Lane, Ultimo, 2019
    Tree of Life, Harrison Lane, Ultimo, 2019
    Artist: Xia Hang, Beijing Client: TWT Properties Landscape Design: Taylor Brammer Lighting: Electrolight Play Consultant: Fiona Robbe Engineering: Event Engineering   Referencing the wheels of industry that dominated Ultimo’s past, now stands a tree of ...
  • Community Art Project for Wentworth Point Public School
    Community Art Project for Wentworth Point Public School
      Artist Jade Oakley has been appointed to develop and run the program, conducting  a series of sophisticated art workshops for the Wentworth Point school children involving story telling, performance and creative activities, which will ...
  • Supporting art projects at Burning Man
    Supporting art projects at Burning Man
      This massive temporary community of 70,000 people meet in the desert to immerse themselves in the most radical art and cultural project on the planet. This year we supported three projects in a small ...
  • Merrylands Public Art Plan approved
    Merrylands Public Art Plan approved
    After 3 iterations a neat curatorial concept for Skye at the Mills residential development has been finalized. Built on the site of a the Goodman Flour mill, the artwork plays on the concept of the ...
  • Delivering artworks for a new Parramatta River park
    Delivering artworks for a new Parramatta River park
    The restoration of the shoreline continues as remnant industries still slowly exit Homebush Bay. We have been working with Landcom and Context Landscape architecture to build a new park on Wentworth Point which decontaminates the site ...
  • Harbord Diggers Memorial
    Harbord Diggers Memorial
    Client: Ganellen Year: 2018 Memorial and Poppy are artworks that pay tribute to the heritage of the Harbord Diggers Club whilst celebrating the reinvention of the Club as a vibrant community venue. In collaboration with ...
  • Petbarn, 100 Corporate Gifts by Geoff Harvey
    Petbarn, 100 Corporate Gifts by Geoff Harvey
    Client: Greencross Year: 2015 Greencross, owners of Petbarn stores, were looking for a unique long service gift to acknowledge exceptional staff and years of service. Public Artworks commissioned famous canine artist Geoff Harvey to produce ...
  • New Life, Ultimo. TWT Property Group: A developer with an art vision comes to town. (2016)
    New Life, Ultimo. TWT Property Group: A developer with an art vision comes to town. (2016)
    PublicArtworks have completed the DA required Public Art Strategy and are now engaged in developing an exciting art concept for TWT’s first big Australian development in Ultimo.  The Strategy, which outlined a number of art ...
  • Sydney Metro North West – Public art advisor
    Sydney Metro North West – Public art advisor
    Client: Transport for NSW Year: 2014–2017 Publicart Works was engaged by TfNSW as public art technical advisor to oversee the planning and development of artworks at stations from Cherrybrook to Tallawong. Having prepared the initial ...
  • Sydney Metro City & Southwest Public Art Framework
    Sydney Metro City & Southwest Public Art Framework
    Client: Transport for NSW Year: 2017 We recently completed the Public Art Framework for Sydney Metro City and Southwest stations. The Framework shapes the vision and curatorial principles for the next 18 stations in the ...
  • Between Two Rivers by Jade Oakley
    Between Two Rivers by Jade Oakley
    Client: LJ Link Constructions Architect: Stephen Bowers Architects Year: 2016 PublicArt Works worked with the developer LJ Link Constructions to adapt a foyer glass wall concept to become the feature art canvas. ‘Between Two Rivers’ ...
  • Gibbs Farm doesnt fail to impress
    Gibbs Farm doesnt fail to impress
    Finally a truly awesome Richard Serra!  It was made for this landscape and in his own words “collects the volume of the land” with its stupendous grace and power.  This is one of about 23 ...
  • Memory Tree, Ultimo
    Memory Tree, Ultimo
    Client: TWT Property Group Year: 2016 PublicArt Works completed a Public Art Strategy for TWT Property Group for their prestigious residential development in Harris Street, Ultimo. The winning architectural scheme, by Architectus, created a generous ...
  • Our Lady of Mercy College, Parramatta
    Our Lady of Mercy College, Parramatta
    Client: Our Lady of Mercy College, Parramatta Year: 2014 – 2015 “Expanding beyond what we know we can be” are the words of American pop artist Sister Corita Kent. Virginia Reid collaborated with curator and ...
  • Public Art Plan, 87 Bay Street Glebe
    Public Art Plan, 87 Bay Street Glebe
    Client: Denwol Year: 2014 Developers of a new residential site at Blackwattle Bay engaged artist Mika Utzon-Popov and PublicArt Works to prepare a Public Art Plan for the mixed use development.  Winners of the architectural competition, ...
  • Public Art Plan, 505 George Street
    Public Art Plan, 505 George Street
    Client: Mirvac & Coombes Year: 2014 Mirvac & Coombes Property Group, developers of Sydney’s newest tallest residential tower, engaged PublicArt Works to prepare their preliminary Public Art Plan for DA consent. The plan, analysed the ...
  • The Bay by Jade Oakley
    The Bay by Jade Oakley
    Client: Woolworths Year: 2014 A new shopping precinct in Kiaora Lane, Double Bay, features an artwork by Bondi sculptor Jade Oakley. The retail development is a joint venture between Woolworths and Woollahra Council. Architects Nettleton Tribe ...
  • Murray Art Museum Albury
    Murray Art Museum Albury
    Client: Murray Art Museum Albury (MAMA) Architect: NBRS Architects Year: 2015 PublicArt Works project managed the procurement of a feature sculpture on the external facade of the Gallery’s new $11m extension. Matthew Harding was selected ...
  • River Street Woolworths, Ballina NSW
    River Street Woolworths, Ballina NSW
    Client: Woolworths Year: 2013 Contracted by Woolworths  to commission local indigenous painter Digby Moran for their latest development in River Street Ballina NSW (Project produced in collaboration with Rebecca Townsend). Moran’s paintings, inspired by his ...
  • Creswick of the Lindsays, Creswick VIC
    Creswick of the Lindsays, Creswick VIC
    Economic development and cultural tourism project in Creswick, rural Victoria, home to the famous Norman Lindsay family of artists.
  • UNA, College of Science ANU, Canberra
    UNA, College of Science ANU, Canberra
    UNA, a stainless steel sculpture by international artist Wolfgang Buttress was commissioned in 2012 for the new science precinct at The Australian National University (ANU) in Canberra.
  • Wynyard Walk, Sydney
    Wynyard Walk, Sydney
    Client: Sydney Metro Authority Year: 2012 PublicArt Works collaborated with Woodhead Architects as part of the VIA joint venture, which included Watpac, Ferrovial, GHD, Urbis and Point of View in final selection to tender for ...
  • Sydney Metro Public Art Strategy
    Sydney Metro Public Art Strategy
    Client: Sydney Metro Authority Year: 2009 PublicArt Works were responsible for the development of NSW’s first transit art policy & strategy. This project involved determining policy and product values for public art, appropriate for Sydney, ...
  • Barangaroo Pedestrian Link
    Barangaroo Pedestrian Link
    Client: Sydney Metro Authority Year: 2010 Engaged by the Sydney Metro Authority to produce the Public Art Strategy for the Barangaroo Pedestrian Link (BPL) project, providing connectivity between Barangaroo and Wynyard Station. We provided an ...
  • MetOne Consortium
    MetOne Consortium
    Client: Laing O’Rourke Year: 2010 In conjunction with Woodhead Architects Sydney and Laing O’Rourke, we produced the public art strategy for the Sydney Metro’s design and construction. PublicArt Works developed a Public Art Plan which ...
  • Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne
    Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne
    Commissioning of five large scale mobile sculptures by Jade Oakley for the new hospital’s main foyer and atrium.
  • Eveleigh Rail Yards Interpretation Plan
    Eveleigh Rail Yards Interpretation Plan
    A consultation program with site stakeholders to explore the narratives of this important piece of Sydney’s cultural heritage.
  • artsCape Biennial Education Program, Byron Bay NSW
    artsCape Biennial Education Program, Byron Bay NSW
    A comprehensive primary, secondary and tertiary education program as part of artsCape Biennial 2010.
  • Warringah Council Cultural & Heritage Strategy
    Warringah Council Cultural & Heritage Strategy
    This strategy included Council’s Public Art & Design Strategy for the Bicentennial Coastal Walk and community engagement program for the Oxford Falls Peace Park.
  • The Casuarina Sculpture Walk, Tweed NSW
    The Casuarina Sculpture Walk, Tweed NSW
    An outdoor exhibition of 25 sculptures by local, national and international artists.
  • Byron Shire Cultural Policy, Byron Bay NSW
    Byron Shire Cultural Policy, Byron Bay NSW
    Preparation of the Byron Shire Cultural Policy and Plan of Management for Sunrise Beach.
  • artsCape Biennial 2010, Byron Bay NSW
    artsCape Biennial 2010, Byron Bay NSW
    An outdoor exhibition of 69 environmental sculptures by local, national and international artists.
  • artsCape 2005, Byron Bay NSW
    artsCape 2005, Byron Bay NSW
    An outdoor exhibition of 50 environmental sculptures founded by ARTSCAPE International Directors Merran Morrison and Rebecca Townsend.
  • Turnout, Gold Coast QLD
    Turnout, Gold Coast QLD
    Commissioning of Turnout by QLD artist Stephen Hall for Surfers Paradise Fire Station.
  • Bondi Beach Public Art Program, Sydney NSW
    Bondi Beach Public Art Program, Sydney NSW
    Public art program for Campbell Parade Bondi Beach.